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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430953/gastric-proteins-muc5ac-and-tff1-as-potential-diagnostic-markers-of-colonic-sessile-serrated-adenomas-polyps
#1
Magomed Khaidakov, Keith K Lai, D Roudachevski, Julietta Sargsyan, Hannah E Goyne, Rish K Pai, Laura W Lamps, Curt H Hagedorn
Objectives: A subset of colon cancers originates from sessile serrated adenomas/polyps (SSA/Ps). Our goal was to identify markers for SSA/Ps that could aid in distinguishing them from hyperplastic polyps (HPs). Methods: We performed immunostaining for gastric proteins MUC5AC and TFF1 in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples of HPs (n = 47), SSA/Ps (n = 37), and normal colon (n = 30). Results: Control mucosa expressed only trace amounts of MUC5AC and TFF1...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428816/physical-health-policies-and-metabolic-screening-in-mental-health-care-systems-of-sub-saharan-african-countries-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
James Mugisha, Marc De Hert, Brendon Stubbs, David Basangwa, Davy Vancampfort
BACKGROUND: There is a need for interventions to address the escalating mental health burden in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Addressing physical health needs should have a central role in reducing the burden and facilitating recovery in people with severe mental illness (SMI). We systematically investigated (1) physical health policies in the current mental health plans, and (2) the routine metabolic screening rates for people with SMI in SSA. METHODS: The Mental Health Atlas and MiNDbank of the World Health Organization were screened for physical health policies in mental health plans...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427337/treatment-seeking-behaviour-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-estimated-using-a-bayesian-model
#3
Victor A Alegana, Jim Wright, Carla Pezzulo, Andrew J Tatem, Peter M Atkinson
BACKGROUND: Seeking treatment in formal healthcare for uncomplicated infections is vital to combating disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Healthcare treatment-seeking behaviour varies within and between communities and is modified by socio-economic, demographic, and physical factors. As a result, it remains a challenge to quantify healthcare treatment-seeking behaviour using a metric that is comparable across communities. Here, we present an application for transforming individual categorical responses (actions related to fever) to a continuous probabilistic estimate of fever treatment for one country in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...
April 20, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427286/incomes-and-outcomes-social-security-disability-benefits-in-first-episode-psychosis
#4
Robert A Rosenheck, Sue E Estroff, Kyaw Sint, Haiqun Lin, Kim T Mueser, Delbert G Robinson, Nina R Schooler, Patricia Marcy, John M Kane
OBJECTIVE: Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits are an important source of income for people with psychoses and confer eligibility for health insurance. The authors examined the impact of coordinated specialty care on receipt of such benefits in first-episode psychosis, along with the correlates and consequences of receiving them. METHOD: The Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode-Early Treatment Program (RAISE-ETP) study, a 34-site cluster-randomized trial, compared NAVIGATE, a coordinated specialty care program, to usual community care over 2 years...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424927/development-of-new-extra-glandular-manifestations-or-associated-auto-immune-diseases-after-establishing-the-diagnosis-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-long-term-study-of-the-antonius-nieuwegein-sj%C3%A3-gren-ans-cohort
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E J Ter Borg, J C Kelder
To investigate in a long-term study, the development of new extra-glandular manifestations (EGM) or associated auto-immune diseases (AID) from 1 year after establishing the diagnosis of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). The primary goal was to examine the frequency and type of these manifestations and to find out which demographic, clinical and serological profile was most at risk. All outpatients diagnosed with primary Sjögren's syndrome were included in a retrospective study, with at least one check-up per year, from June 1991 until August 2015...
April 19, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424049/findings-in-young-adults-at-colonoscopy-from-a-hospital-service-database-audit
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Stephanie Wong, Ilmars Lidums, Christophe Rosty, Andrew Ruszkiewicz, Susan Parry, Aung Ko Win, Yoko Tomita, Sina Vatandoust, Amanda Townsend, Dainik Patel, Jennifer E Hardingham, David Roder, Eric Smith, Paul Drew, Julie Marker, Wendy Uylaki, Peter Hewett, Daniel L Worthley, Erin Symonds, Graeme P Young, Timothy J Price, Joanne P Young
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosed at <50 years is predominantly located in the distal colon and rectum. Little is known about which lesion subtypes may serve as CRC precursors in young adults. The aim of this work was to document the prevalence and histological subtype of lesions seen in patients aged <50 years, and any associated clinical features. METHODS: An audit of the colonoscopy database at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia over a 12-month period was undertaken...
April 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417454/prevalence-and-predictors-of-anxiety-in-an-african-sample-of-recent-stroke-survivors
#7
A Ojagbemi, M Owolabi, R Akinyemi, O Arulogun, J Akinyemi, O Akpa, F S Sarfo, E Uvere, R Saulson, S Hurst, B Ovbiagele
OBJECTIVES: Studies considering emotional disturbances in the setting of stroke have primarily focused on depression and been conducted in high-income countries. Anxiety in stroke survivors, which may be associated with its own unique sets of risk factors and clinical parameters, has been rarely investigated in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We assess the characteristics of anxiety and anxiety-depression comorbidity in a SSA sample of recent stroke survivors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed baseline data being collected as part of an intervention to improve one-year blood pressure control among recent (≤1 month) stroke survivors in SSA...
April 17, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417151/a-review-of-the-role-and%C3%A2-clinical-utility-of-anti-ro52-trim21-in-systemic-autoimmunity
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REVIEW
Adrian Y S Lee
Anti-Ro52/tripartite motif-containing 21 (TRIM21) is a ubiquitous antibody found in a number of systemic autoimmune conditions including Sjögren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis, appearing in about half of these patients. Once coupled with its closely related antibody, anti-Ro60 as the anti-SSA antibody, anti-Ro52 is emerging as a unique antibody with direct pathogenic disease involvement and distinct clinical properties. As a result, recent attention has turned to this antibody and its clinical associations and utility...
April 17, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415674/primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-with-diffuse-cystic-lung-changes-developed-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Xiao Liu, Hao Li, Yunhong Yin, Dedong Ma, Yiqing Qu
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that can occur as a unique existence (primary Sjögren's syndrome) or merge with other systemic diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis or systemic sclerosis (secondary Sjögren's syndrome). Data on the two diseases occurrence order are inadequate. Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) may relatively uncommonly lead to diffuse cystic lung changes. We represent a female who was diagnosed pSS with diffuse cystic lung alterations developed SLE two years later...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415290/backward-stochastic-differential-equation-approach-to-modeling-of-gene-expression
#10
Evelina Shamarova, Roman Chertovskih, Alexandre F Ramos, Paulo Aguiar
In this article, we introduce a backward method to model stochastic gene expression and protein-level dynamics. The protein amount is regarded as a diffusion process and is described by a backward stochastic differential equation (BSDE). Unlike many other SDE techniques proposed in the literature, the BSDE method is backward in time; that is, instead of initial conditions it requires the specification of end-point ("final") conditions, in addition to the model parametrization. To validate our approach we employ Gillespie's stochastic simulation algorithm (SSA) to generate (forward) benchmark data, according to predefined gene network models...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414714/excess-atherosclerosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-matter-of-renal-involvement-case-control-study-of-281-sle-patients-and-281-individually-matched-population-controls
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Johanna T Gustafsson, Marie Herlitz Lindberg, Iva Gunnarsson, Susanne Pettersson, Kerstin Elvin, John Öhrvik, Anders Larsson, Kerstin Jensen-Urstad, Elisabet Svenungsson
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a heterogeneous disease which predominantly affects young females (90%). SLE is associated with a shorter life expectancy than in the general population. Standardized mortality ratios (SMR) of 2.4 have been reported, which is comparable to diabetes. In modern societies cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of premature mortality. Accelerated atherosclerosis is generally assumed to be the underlying cause for SLE related CVD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413245/is-increasing-inorganic-fertilizer-use-for-maize-production-in-ssa-a-profitable-proposition-evidence-from-nigeria
#12
Lenis Saweda O Liverpool-Tasie, Bolarin T Omonona, Awa Sanou, Wale O Ogunleye
Inorganic fertilizer use across Sub-Saharan Africa is generally considered to be low. Yet, the notion that fertilizer use is too low is predicated on the assumption that it is profitable to use rates higher than currently observed. There is, however, limited empirical evidence to support this. Using a nationally representative panel dataset, this paper empirically estimates the profitability of fertilizer use for maize production in Nigeria. We find that fertilizer use in Nigeria is not as low as conventional wisdom suggests...
February 2017: Food Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412648/content-decline-of-serca-inhibitors-saikosaponin-a-and-d-attenuates-cardiotoxicity-and-hepatotoxicity-of-vinegar-baked-radix-bupleuri
#13
Shifeng Wang, Yuxin Zhang, Qiao Zhang, Sha Peng, Chen Shen, Yangyang Yu, Minyu Zhang, Wei Yang, Qinghua Wu, Yanling Zhang, Shiyou Li, Yanjiang Qiao
Improper usage of unprocessed Radix bupleuri root (chaihu) may cause cardiotoxicity and liver injury. Baking herb with vinegar is believed to attenuate the adverse responses. However, the chemical and molecular basis involved remained unclear. To this end, we investigated the in vitro toxicity of saikosaponin a, c, d, and their hydrolysates saikosaponin b1 and b2. Results showed that SSa and SSd possessed higher affinity with sarcoplasmic/endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase (SERCA) by molecular docking, and exhibited stronger toxic responses on cardiomyocytes and hepatocytes than the other three saikosaponins in equivalent concentrations...
April 4, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410462/health-service-provision-for-people-with-epilepsy-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-situational-review
#14
REVIEW
Musa M Watila, Mark R Keezer, Samuel A Angwafor, Andrea S Winkler, Josemir W Sander
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a public health issue in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) where many people with the condition receive no treatment. Health-care services for epilepsy in this region have not been comprehensively assessed. We examined key features of epilepsy health services provided in SSA. METHODOLOGY: This was a scoping review conducted using pre-specified protocols. We implemented an electronic search strategy to identify relevant citations using PUBMED, EMBASE, Web of Science, Scopus, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), African Index Medicus (AIM), Open Grey, Cochrane database, and Google Scholar...
April 11, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402548/the-acylated-unacylated-ghrelin-ratio-is-similar-in-acromegaly-patients-during-different-treatment-regimens
#15
Ammar Muhammad, Patric J D Delhanty, Martin Huisman, Jenny A Visser, Aart Jan van der Lelij, Sebastian J C M M Neggers
Background: Data on plasma acylated ghrelin (AG) and unacylated ghrelin (UAG) levels in acromegaly are limited. High ratios of AG/UAG are linked with type 2 diabetes, obesity and hyperphagia (e.g. in Prader-Willi syndrome). Objective: To assess fasting plasma AG and UAG levels, and the AG/UAG ratio in acromegaly patients on combination treatment of long-acting somatostatin analogues and pegvisomant. As a control, we used patients controlled with pegvisomant monotherapy, and medically naïve patients with active acromegaly...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400021/east-and-west-african-milk-products-are-reservoirs-for-human-and-livestock-associated-staphylococcus-aureus
#16
Christoph Jans, Axel Merz, Sophia Johler, Mario Younan, Sabine A Tanner, Dasel Wambua Mulwa Kaindi, John Wangoh, Bassirou Bonfoh, Leo Meile, Taurai Tasara
Staphylococcus aureus frequently isolated from milk products in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is a major pathogen responsible for food intoxication, human and animal diseases. SSA hospital-derived strains are well studied but data on the population structure of foodborne S. aureus required to identify possible staphylococcal food poisoning sources is lacking. Therefore, the aim was to assess the population genetic structure, virulence and antibiotic resistance genes associated with milk-derived S. aureus isolates from Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya and Somalia through spa-typing, MLST, and DNA microarray analysis...
August 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398198/functional-and-mutational-landscapes-of-brca1-for-homology-directed-repair-and-therapy-resistance
#17
Rachel W Anantha, Srilatha Simhadri, Tzeh Keong Foo, Susanna Miao, Jingmei Liu, Zhiyuan Shen, Shridar Ganesan, Bing Xia
BRCA1 plays a critical role in homology-directed repair (HDR) of DNA double strand breaks, and the repair defect of BRCA1-mutant cancer cells is being targeted with platinum drugs and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. We have employed relatively simple and sensitive assays to determine the function of BRCA1 variants or mutants in two HDR mechanisms, homologous recombination (HR) and single strand annealing (SSA), and in conferring resistance to cisplatin and olaparib in human cancer cells. Our results define the functionality of the top 22 patient-derived BRCA1 missense variants and the contribution of different domains of BRCA1 and its E3 ubiquitin ligase activity to HDR and drug resistance...
April 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396686/expression-of-somatostatin-receptor-2-in-somatotropinoma-correlated-with-the-short-term-efficacy-of-somatostatin-analogues
#18
Wenjuan Liu, Lina Xie, Min He, Ming Shen, Jingjing Zhu, Yeping Yang, Meng Wang, Ji Hu, Hongying Ye, Yiming Li, Yao Zhao, Zhaoyun Zhang
The expression of somatostatin receptor subtypes (SSTRs) in pituitary growth hormone- (GH-) secreting adenomas may predict the response to somatostatin analogues (SSA). Our aim was to evaluate the value of the immunohistochemical (IHC) scores of 2 subtypes, SSTR2 and SSTR5, in predicting the short-term efficacy of SSA therapy in patients with active acromegaly. Ninety-three newly diagnosed acromegalic patients were included in our study. These patients were categorized into either a SSA-pretreated group (SA, n = 63) or a direct-surgery group (DS, n = 30), depending on whether or not presurgical SSA treatment was received...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395077/the-social-security-administration-s-compassionate-allowances-initiative-condition-spotlight-on-rubinstein-taybi-syndrome
#19
Shanna L Burke, Peter Maramaldi
The Social Security Administration (SSA) Compassionate Allowances List (CAL) was created in 2008, generating a mechanism within SSA for identifying diseases and other medical conditions that by definition meet social security's standards for disability benefits. Currently, over 200 conditions are included in this expedited review program, though few of them are neurodevelopmental in nature. Exploration of a novel method for inclusion of additional conditions on CAL was undertaken using one condition as an exemplar...
February 1, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394238/anti-ribosomal-p-antibody-a-multicenter-study-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
#20
C C M Valões, B C Molinari, A C G Pitta, N W S Gormezano, S C L Farhat, K Kozu, A M E Sallum, S Appenzeller, A P Sakamoto, M T Terreri, R M R Pereira, C S Magalhães, J C O A Ferreira, C M Barbosa, F H Gomes, E Bonfá, C A Silva
Objectives Anti-ribosomal P protein (anti-P) autoantibodies are highly specific for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, the evaluation of this autoantibody in childhood-onset SLE (cSLE) populations has been limited to a few small series, hampering the interpretation of the clinical and laboratorial associations. Therefore, the objective of this multicenter cohort study was to evaluate demographic, clinical/laboratorial features, and disease damage score in cSLE patients with and without the presence of anti-P antibody...
April 2017: Lupus
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